We have always heard that Rosenbarger and Malysz, both, started drawing their retirement benefits after their respective dates of 11/30/08 (Rosenbarger) and 9/10/07 (Malysz). Then, we heard others had done the same. Unfortunately, there is a loophole in the law which allows this to happen.
And, as usual, you can't read it with the eye, unless you enlarge this with a photocopier. The following represents what this document states:
By the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of New Albany, Indiana, it is hereby ordered and directed as follows:
Section1, Vacation Pay
There has been a precedent set in recent years to award service time to City employees rehired after leaving the employ of the city for various reasons.
The following persons will be awarded their credible service years to be applied to them as set forth in the personnel policy for non-bargaining employees in Section V, Paragraph B, Vacations:
Carl E. Malysz - April 28, 1975 through November 8, 2002; June 11, 2007 through September 10, 2007, and rehired on January 1, 2008 for a total of 28 years and awarded four weeks vacation.
John Rosenbarger - November 17, 1975 through November 30, 2008 and rehired on January 1, 2009 for a total of 33 years and awarded four weeks vacation.
Kathy Wilkerson - December 1, 1972 through August 15, 1975; December 1, 1975 through September 1, 2008 and rehired on October 1, 2008 for a total of 35 years and awarded four weeks vacation.
Pat Linck - January 1, 1971 through September 1, 1974; January 1, 1992 through December 31, 1999 and rehired on January 1, 2004 for a total of 17 years and awarded four weeks vacation.
This Executive Order shall be retroactive to January 1, 2008.
Douglas B. England, Mayor
City of New Albany, Indiana